I have been busy. If you follow me on Instagram, then you will have seen the bags and drawings that I have been working on. I have started on some hand-lettered scripture drawings that correlate with my daily devotions.
|2 Corinthians 12:9|
I have also been sewing some, mostly bags though I do have some clothing wips. I have to be in the mood for clothes-making. And since I am one that hates trying on clothing, I oftentimes save clothes for the very last.
I made a faux leather and vintage canvas clutch. I got the idea from a good friend of mine, who said that she wanted me to make her an envelope clutch. This was a prototype for what I'm going to make her. She wants a large one, and this little baby here would probably only hold a wallet, phone, keys, and some other small items (not that you would ever need room for much more.) I added a little zippered inside pocket just to hold some other little items that might need to be protected. I also attached a snap closure. I rarely add magnetic snaps to bags because I have a fear of magnets erasing all the data out of any of my electronic devices, and we just can't have that type of chaos happen.
This little box bag is for my swap partner on swap-bot. I believe it is for Sew a Pouch swap. I lined it with a sunshine yellow and white zigzag fabric and quilted it with the same zigzag pattern. It has a reversible zipper on it. I just love these colors and fabrics together. I sure hope my partner can use it.
Lastly, I'm going to show you guys some artwork that I did years ago. I'm trying to get back into sketching and drawing because my mom has said if I don't use it, I'll surely lose it. Besides I really want to do a portrait of my daughter soon.
|pen and ink (pointilism)|
Oh yeah! Side note: Whilst perusing instagram for fabric ideas, I came across a lovely photo of jersey fabric some had taken. Her caption had mentioned that she had picked up the four fabrics from her Wal-Mart for a buck a yard. Since my Wal-Mart still carries fabric, I made it an immediate point to head to it as soon as possible, which was early the next morning. (BTW I rarely even step foot into Wal-Mart. I only make the trip about once, maybe twice, a year and it's only for fabric on top of that.)
I brought home 9 yards of 7 fabrics for 12 dollars total. All but one of the fabrics were $1 per yard. Only the jersey with hearts on it was $2 a yard. The blue and orange striped fabric on the end is the same as a fabric at Hobby Lobby that is $7.99 a yard. As much as I abhor Wal-Mart, I will go in there for the jersey fabric especially when I'm running low on it.